This will be my first post, simply because I want to start blogging on a good note, and I love pretty much everything about this painting. I made it a couple of years ago (I was 13). I really didn’t have any specific motivation for this painting, other than the colors of fall I could see from my window and being bored on a day sick at home. I started with a sketch of fruits and veggies (that I hadn’t really arranged but thought looked nice in the first place), namely, cabbage, a darkened banana, prunes, apples and oranges , and progressively started water-coloring each veggie/fruit. I then painted the bowl, with acrylic paint. I don’t usually mix paints, but I wanted to try something new, and I thought the bowl deserved a particular kind a texture anyway. And that bowl took me for EVER! And I just realized I could never find the right color because it was the end of the day, and the light kept changing. Duh.
Once I was done I thought something was missing but didn’t really know what… that’s when my brother spilt my paintbrush-rinsing water on it. In any other circumstance I would have been mad, but I was too tired and thankful for a diversion. It turned out to be a good thing after all since the water was dark ochre, just the right color for the background. And I just spread it around. (Like the song! Spread it all around…love it).
I was really proud of this painting when it was done, and even had it on my wall for a while (thanks to patafix!!), but lost it during the move. I just found it while emptying old stuff from a box on another day sick at home! What a coincidence…
So yeah, the painting itself is small (about 20 by 12 cm), but it still took me a couple of days to finish it off completely. And yes, I am a perfectionist. Not sure whether I should be proud of that or not!